Gi­ants are mov­ing into Scot­land

Gi­ants move in to the Gran­ite City

OffComm News - - LA UNE -

The big guns are lin­ing up to serve the North Sea and sur­round­ing fields.

The Aberdeen mar­ket is key for mar­itime, ship­ping and off­shore oil and gas ac­tiv­i­ties in the North Sea and sur­round­ing ar­eas. So much so that sev­eral satel­lite com­mu­ni­ca­tions gi­ants re­cently made a move to the re­gion ~ in­clud­ing Emerg­ing Mar­kets Com­mu­ni­ca­tions ( EMC), and ITC Global. EMC will sup­port i ts mar­itime, oil and gas op­er­a­tions i n the North Sea and through­out Europe from a new of­fice in Westhill, Aberdeenshire. This is also in in close prox­im­ity to EMC’s R& D func­tion in Nor­way. “Our i nvestment i n the Aberdeen l oca­tion bet­ter po­si­tions EMC to de­liver and re­spond to cus­tomers re­quir­ing satel­lite com­mu­ni­ca­tions i n the North Sea,” said says Blake McLane, Pres­i­dent and chief mar­ket­ing of­fi­cer, EMC. “Cus­tomers i n mar­itime and oil and gas seg­ments are de­mand­ing more re­li­a­bil­ity and faster de­ploy­ments of VSAT ser­vices. Our in- coun­try i nven­tory and prox­im­ity to the North Sea en­ables us to meet the high­est SLAs for these re­quire­ments through our new l oca­tion.” EMC also re­cently con­firmed sup­plier sta­tus for Achilles' First Point As­sess­ment ( FPAL). FPAL is a com­mu­nity used by ma­jor oil & gas com­pa­nies ~ a well as buy­ers in Europe to iden­tify, pre- qual­ify and as­sess sup­pli­ers for var­i­ous op­er­a­tional projects and op­por­tu­ni­ties. Hav­ing an Achilles FPAL sup­plier li­cense al­lows EMC to im­prove ef­fi­cien­cies i n the busi­ness process. Over 2,000 i ndi­vid­ual buy­ers are ac­tively en­gaged, mak­ing i t eas­ier to iden­tify new cus­tomer op­por­tu­ni­ties as well as mea­sure busi­ness per­for­mance against other com­peti­tors and sub­mit­ted pro­pos­als. " FPAL will be a great tool to strate­gi­cally build our Euro­pean cus­tomer base, es­pe­cially with our re­cent ex­pan­sion of an Aberdeen of­fice," said John Seaton, EMC's head of the Aberdeen of­fice lo­ca­tion. " This mem­ber­ship does more than just get the EMC brand name out; i t dras­ti­cally sim­pli­fies the process of find­ing the most ap­pro­pri­ate match for our ser­vices among po­ten­tial cus­tomers i n the oil & gas busi­ness. This is in­stru­men­tal in mon­i­tor­ing our suc­cess i n this mar­ket and de­vel­op­ing our busi­ness strat­egy for growth." Ear­lier this year, ITC Global also took up res­i­dence in the city. The provider of satel­lite com­mu­ni­ca­tions to re­mote and harsh en­vi­ron­ments took on new of­fice space that will ini­tially be com­posed of sales and engi­neer­ing re­sources, with near term ad­di­tions of tech­ni­cal sup­port, and a ser­vice de­pot for sys­tems op­er­at­ing i n the North Sea.

Aberdeen is known as the Gran­ite City and is Europe’s oil hub. I t is so- called be­cause nearly all of its build­ings are made of the pale gran­ite that is quar­ried nearby. Most of the gran­ite was ex­tracted from Ru­bis­law Quarry, at Hill of Ru­bis­law, which at one time was the largest man­made hole in Europe. The quarry has been closed since 1972 and is now full of wa­ter. Source: Aberdeen To­day

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